Public input sought into death

The body of Jason Thomas Hardy, 42, was found Aug. 26 just before 10 a.m. near the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers continue to appeal to the public for information in connection with the suspected foul play death of a local man.

The body of Jason Thomas Hardy, 42, was found Aug. 26 just before 10 a.m. near the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club.

“Anyone who may have been in the vicinity of, or in, Polson Park the night before or during the early morning hours of August 26, and may have witnessed any suspicious activity, is asked to please contact the Vernon RCMP or Crime Stoppers,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, with the RCMP detachment.

An autopsy performed on Hardy led police to believe he met with foul play.

Two suspects were arrested in connection with the death last week.

Brandon Joseph Charles Wellington, 18, and a 14-year-old male who can’t be named, have been  charged with second degree murder.

Both individuals have been remanded in custody pending a scheduled court appearance today.

Police have said they believe the attack on Hardy was targeted, though they won’t say what leads them to that conclusion, and also that there is no risk to the public.

The cause of Hardy’s death has not been revealed by the authorities.